Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mahmoud Abbas drops wet firecracker, not bombshell, at UN

By Ali Abunimah



On Wednesday, Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly that his Palestinian Authority would no longer be bound by the 1993 Oslo accords with Israel.
Despite headlines trailing it as a “bombshell,” Abbas’ speech was more of a wet firecracker, as I told The Real News today.
The PA leader failed to announce any concrete measures and only threatened unspecificied future actions.
Had he been serious, I argued, he would have demanded at least an arms embargo and other sanctions on Israel.
Watch the video above.

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